Usher and Young Jeezy at Blue Room.
Blue Room Studios, Atlanta
Blue Room Studios is in the process of building a new world-class live room designed by Eber Designs. The 500-square-foot room is scheduled to open in August…Meanwhile, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has been working on his fifth album under Island Def Jam with producer/recording engineer Tony Rey. Rey recently recorded and mixed a a track featuring Usher; other producers include Drumma Boy, Major, Shawty Redd and Justice League.
Doppler Studio E
Doppler Studios, Atlanta
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Nelly has been busy at Doppler Studios producing and performing on an upcoming release, with engineer Max Unruh in Doppler Studio A…Bluegrass/Southern rock artist Barry Waldrep was in Studio E with producer Brian Brinkerhoff and engineer Paul Lanny laying tracks for his upcoming fall release, on the SSL 4000E with Hammond B-3.
Pictured L to R: Rael (MPrynt), Fah (MPrynt), Buddha (MPrynt), Ralph Cacciurri (engineer), Tyce (MPrynt), Oak (producer), Juan (videographer).
R&B/soul group MPrynt have been tracking vocals for an upcoming Motown release with producers Oak and Pop Wansel, studio owner/chief engineer Ralph Cacciurri, and assistant Andrew Rosen…Boy-band/Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush, with engineer Miles Walker (assisted by Rosen), mixed their recent release, 24/Seven.
Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus at Circle House.
Circle House Studios, Miami
Singer/songwriter/producer/rapper Pharrell Williams has been producing the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack in Studio C, with Andrew Coleman engineering. Williams has also been producing Miley Cyrus in Studio C, again with Coleman engineering.
Luciano “Looch” Delgado (MBRS president) in the control room.
Miami Beach Recording Studio
Cuban salsa band Conjunto Impacto (featured in the upcoming documentary Sweet and Sour Salsa) was in the studio with producers Gus Cuervo-Rubio and Mario Perez, as well as engineer Luciano “Looch” Delgado, assisted by Evangelos Koutsouradis.
PJ McGinnis and Cris Cab working on the Red Road EP.
Studio 26, Miami
Island/Def Jam artist Cris Cab’s latest free EP and upcoming album were recorded in Studio A, with producers PJ McGinnis, Wyclef Jean and Mike Posner; McGinnis also served as recording/mixing engineer. Equipment included an API 1608 console, a Manley Variable Mu stereo limiter/compressor, a Neve 1073 DPA mic preamp, a Universal Audio LA-3A audio leveler and a Lawson 251 mic.
Photo: Zack Smith
Piety Street Studios, New Orleans
Jazz pianist Monique DiMattina worked on her latest, Nola’s Ark, with producer Mark Bingham, tracking engineer Wesley Fontenot and mastering engineer John Fischbach (Bingham also served as mix engineer…Indie rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs did some writing sessions for Mosquito. The band produced the album, with Fontenot on engineering duties.